What’s an Easter celebration without a few festively decorated hard-boiled eggs strategically hidden for the hunt! Err… maybe to display, because these eggs are perhaps too pretty to hide! Using a tutorial from Oh Joy, Clare from Full on Fiesta dipped eggs in food colouring at multiple angles for a colourful and graphic effect. Place the finished eggs in a bowl to make a lovely centerpiece on a Easter themed table.
Keep these dipped wooden utensils on hand to whip up a feast and serve guests around the table. Erin of Earnest Home Co. simply taped a line, used a little craft paint, and finished it off with a high gloss food safe shellac to give them a polished enameled look. Bundle a set with pastel coloured ribbon to make a wonderful hostess gift!
Inspired by the natural beauty of seaglass, Erin of Earnest Home Co.continued her quest to leave nothing un-dipped and opted to create a set of pastel dipped glassware with a semi-opaque finish for a look worthy of an Easter or spring-styled tablescape. Using a mixture of water, acrylic paint and clear gloss to dilute the intensity of the paint and to give it that seaglass look, simply dip each glass into the prepared mix and let them dry over night on a baking rack. Pop them in the oven to cure and enjoy your new set of pastel glasses!
Think Peter Cottontail and offer your guests an assortment of treats that will remind them of seasonal delights. Kids and adults alike will love the sight of these fluffy marshmallows at the treats table. Crafter Sarah Johnson mixed several bowls of food colouring to create bright pastel hues. Check out her tutorial to learn how to get the colours just right and bright!
We’re inspired by these dip dye watercolour invitation cards by artist Michelle Mospens. Purchase a set of 10 for $12.50, or take a cue from this simple, lovely design and dip white card stock into a bowl of diluted watercolour paint and let dry for a pretty pastel accent on an Easter party invite.
Surprise the hostess with a bundled set of ombre taper candles. Everyone will love how festive they look at the table and you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you made them yourself thanks to the easy how-to from Johanna Rundel. To make, simply dip inexpensive white taper candles into a jar of melted coloured wax, taking care to vary the depth of the dip so you can achieve the ombre effect going from light to dark. Let the candles dry on wax paper and voila! Pretty ombre candles in just a few simple steps.
You’ll definitely be considered the hostess with the mostess if you whip up a set of these dip dye placemats and set them at your table. Bri of Design Love Fest ripped heavy weight linen along the grain of the weave into the desired size and kept the raw edge for a natural look and feel. By dipping both ends of each placemat into a tub filled with water, dissolved fabric dye, salt and soda ash, Bri was able to create unique placemats for an elevated casual dining experience.
Teri and Jenny of Spoon Fork Bacon created these charming placecards that are perfect for your next dinner party! Simply dip plain white disposable coasters into water dissolved food colouring to create a watercolour effect. Write the names of your guests using a pencil to keep the look soft and muted. Lastly, poke a tiny hole at the top of each placecard and slide the toothpick through to prop them up at each table setting. This DIY project couldn’t be any simpler!
Line up five of these pastel dipped milk bottles along the center of your dinner table and fill them will flowers to create a fresh and festive centerpiece. To create these angular dipped vases, Liz of Say Yes placed a rubber band on each bottle to mark the desired dip angle. She then applied a few coats of craft paint to achieve that perfectly dipped look and let them dry. Finally, snip off the rubber band with scissors and you’re done!
You could say we saved the best for last! If you’ve got the space, the means and the guts to go big for your Easter or spring gathering, try recreating this look. These raw bentwood chairs have been carefully dip-dyed in pastel paint to add a boost of colour throughout the space. Tie in all of the above festive DIY elements and you’ve got yourself one unforgettable celebration in the making!